Culturally Responsive Resources

Culture plays a role not only in communicating and receiving information, but also in shaping the thinking process of groups and individuals. It is critical that advocacy efforts acknowledge, respond to, celebrate, and honor the cultures, experiences, and perspectives of individuals and families, not only to support them more effectively, but to support equitable access to victim services as well. The following documents, podcasts, toolkits, and webinars were selected because of their potential to help further understanding of the diverse populations across Michigan advocates encounter and endeavor to support every day.

Trauma Informed Principles through a Culturally Specific Lens

This document was developed by the National Latino Network. It is a resource for defining the principles of trauma-informed work through a Latinx culturally specific lens, but is also applicable more broadly. [12 pages]

Latino USA- #MErcedTOO

A Latina high school teacher in the farming town of Merced, CA reported being sexually harassed by a white basketball coach at the school. What followed would shake up an entire school district. Linked to the NPR website. [32 minutes]

Courageous Spirit: The Effects of Historical Trauma on AI/AN Communities

This session will identify the historical and traditional ways that domestic and sexual violence were addressed in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities prior to colonization and how historical experiences persist to have residual trauma in the community. Recommendations will be provided to improve advocacy for native communities that have been affected by domestic and sexual violence.

The Impact of Human Trafficking in Native and Tribal Communities

This webinar, featuring Nicole Matthews, Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, and Em Loerzel, MSW, Project Beacon Program Manager, American Indian Center of Chicago provided an overview of human trafficking in Indian country and urban population centers, discussing what sex and labor trafficking look like for the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) population, and the culturally appropriate resources available to better serve victims. It also included approaches for “mainstream” responders and service providers to identify and outreach to, largely invisible, AI/AN victims and work with urban AI/AN organizations to engage victims and provide services.

Developing and Implementing a Response to Sexual Assault in Tribal Communities

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), in partnership with the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and Indian Health Service (IHS), held a National Roundtable Discussion on Sexual Assault in Indian Country with a multidisciplinary group of professionals with expertise in developing, implementing, or enhancing a sexual assault response in tribal communities. Through the report generated from that discussion, OVC, OVW, and IHS seek to share lessons learned and practical guidance from the roundtable participants, including tribal governments and responders to sexual violence.

Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit: Developing Your Team

Presenters Jacqueline S. Gray and Sloan M. Henry of the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative review the new Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit, a resource designed to assist tribal communities in developing tribal elder protection teams (EPT).
The toolkit aims to help identify vested partners or potential EPT members to help respond to elder abuse in Indian Country. The speakers will cover each section of the EPT Toolkit, how to develop a tribal EPT and Tribal Elder Protection Codes, selecting team members, and additional tips on culturally sensitive and appropriate practices commonly accepted in tribal communities.

Sacred Sites Training Video

This training video for federal employees and contractors was developed in coordination with subject matter experts from across the Federal Government, Indian Country, Academia and Tribal Advocacy Groups. This training was finalized in Fall 2016 with assistance from the Department of Justice’s National Indian Country Training Initiative.

Special Collection: Cultural Competency/Humility & Ally-Building in Indian Country

This Special Collection is developed to support cultural competency/humility initiatives, and educational or research projects requiring Native specific information and resources. The Special Collection provides background reading, research, organizational information, ally-building and cultural competency resources focused on Indian Country and domestic and sexual violence.

Special Collection: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

This Special Collection is developed to highlight the issues, concerns, recommendations and resources for addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) within our communities. The Special Collection organizes information, resources, tips, and curricula drawn from the wealth of information gathered from partner organizations, experts from the field, and other allies from the web.

Colonization, Homelessness, and the Sex Trafficking of Native Women

This paper seeks to illustrate the impact of human trafficking on Native women and girls in our times, with particular attention to the historical context in the United States and the interconnection between trafficking and housing instability. [11 pages]

Full Faith and Credit, Protection Orders and Safety for Native Families

This document describes the Full Faith and Credit provision under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which requires every court in the United States to recognize and enforce valid protection orders of other courts. [8 pages]

Garden of Truth-The Prostitution and Trafficking of Native Women in Minnesota

This document assesses the life circumstances and needs of Native women in prostitution in Minnesota, a group of women who are at extremely high risk for violence and emotional trauma, and who have not previously been studied in research such as this. [72 pages]

Sexual Violence Against Women and Children in Indian Country Fact Sheet

A fact sheet developed by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center about sexual violence against Native women and children. [2 pages]

Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About the Connection Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, Pt. 1

This booklet contains definitions on domestic violence and sexual assault, examples of sexual assault, myths and truths about sexual assault, what to do if you have been sexually assaulted, what to do if you know or think a friend or family member has experienced sexual assault, our power as life-givers and cool apps that can help prevent violence. [12 pages]

Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence

This booklet contains definitions on domestic violence, examples of controlling violence, what to do if you’re experiencing domestic violence in any form, for family and friends of people experiencing domestic violence and how Native youth can lead the change to breaking the silence around domestic violence in their communities. [14 pages]

Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men Fact Sheet

A fact sheet developed by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center about sexual violence against Native men and women. [1 page]

Crime Victims in Indian Country and the Rights They are Owed

This presentation by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center will address the need for advocacy and the necessity of providing victims of crime in tribal communities with the rights they are owed pursuant to federal and tribal law. The speaker will cover the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act and relevant tribal codes. [75 minutes]

Empowering Children in Shelter: Woksape Un Kpazo Pi (We are showing it through wisdom)

The Native Women’s Society of the Great Plains developed a culturally specific curriculum for advocates to use in shelter when working with Native children. This webinar will introduce the curriculum which uses culturally relevant skills and knowledge with a focus on safety, self-esteem, and family empowerment. [90 minutes]

Is it Burnout or Moral Injury?

Women’s Resource Center will help us understand the critical difference between burn out and moral injury. It will help us see how burn out in and of itself is a symptom of something larger. It will guide us in strengthening our resilience and more accurately understand the impact of the work we are doing on our well-being as advocates. [90 minutes]

Mending the Rainbow: Working with the Native LGBT/Two-Spirit Community

This webinar from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is designed for tribal communities and provides culturally based responses to the needs of Native lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and/or two-spirit (LGBT/2S) survivors. Violent victimization among Native LGBT/2S individuals is a critical issue that service providers must be made aware and how to assist with victims from this specific population. [75 minutes]

Special Collections: WAS Talks

This Special Collection, made by the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center and inspired by TED Talks, consists of the stories of fifteen women who spoke their truths at the 2018 Women Are Sacred conference. [Fifteen videos between 3-30 minutes]

Tille Black Bear Women Are Sacred Day: Call to Action to be a Good Relative

This celebratory webinar highlights the milestones leading up to and since the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994 for Tribal Nations and Alaska Native Villages. It shares the voices of key players in the implementation of this vital legislation. [90 minutes]

Advocate Training Curriculum: Sexual Violence Against Asian and Pacific Islander Women 
Training curriculum for advocates working with survivors who have come from conflict zones including preparation around advocate discomfort, language, community responses, and agency-level preparation.

Evidence-Informed Practices to Serve Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Survivors, 2018

To address the domestic violence dynamics and trends in API communities, advocates have designed programs based on an intimate knowledge of their communities and the needs of API survivors. This webinar identifies the differing dynamics and current domestic violence trends API immigrant and refugee survivors are facing. It will describe the A-Z Advocacy Model’s inventory of evidence-informed practices and the foundational principles that anchor this unique model.

HIV & Intimate Partner Violence Among Asian American and Pacific Islander Women: Overlooked and on the Margins, 2015

This webinar surveys the landscape of what puts women and girls at risk – including biological, socioeconomic, and cultural considerations; and offers recommendations to connect AAPI women to safety, testing, treatment and care.

Violence Against South Asian Women: Understanding Cultural “Competency” or Structures that Heal

In this presentation, Dr. Shamita Das Dasgupta, a professor, author and one of the co-founders of Manavi, the first organization in the U.S. formed to address the unmet needs of South Asian women victims of violence, will discuss violence against South Asian women in the United States. [75 minutes]

Beyond the Wheel: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ Communities

Presented by the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse. This webinar centers on the importance of building awareness of the context of LGBTQ people’s lives as a key component in supporting creative, effective advocacy with LGBTQ survivors. Through story sharing and examples, we discuss the strengths, vulnerabilities and barriers LGBTQ survivors face in navigating systems and communities, as well as address the unique considerations for safety planning and advocacy rooted in the lived experiences of LGBTQ survivors.

LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence

Prepared by the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Overview of how sexual violence affects the LGBTQ community, provides survivor stories, and ways to support LGBTQ survivors, as well as a list of resources.

Serving Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Prepared by VAWnet, An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence. This collection offers guidance on how to provide accessible, culturally responsive, and affirming services to survivors of all genders. It includes resources that explain the importance of pronouns and outline some key concepts and terms relating to gender identity and expression. Additionally, this collection cites recent research illustrating the broad scope of violence against trans individuals and communities, particularly for people who live at the intersections of multiple forms of oppression, and addresses the failure of systems to properly support survivors in these communities. It directs service providers to some helpful tools and guidance for promoting inclusivity and advocating for trans survivors within domestic and sexual violence organizations.

Resources for Serving LGBTQ Elders

Prepared by the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, the resource library offers a host of information for advocates working with LGBTQ+ elders.

The Vulnerabilities of LGBTQ and Homeless Youth to Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
This session will address lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning youth; young men who have sex with men; and young women who have sex with women who are victims of human trafficking, experiencing homelessness, or engaged in survival sex. The session will discuss the delivery of trauma-informed, gender-sensitive, and inclusive services, and how service providers can advocate to improve their experiences with law enforcement, the criminal justice system, and the child welfare system.

LGBT Services

This session features Nadia Swanson, LMSW, Coordinator of Training and Advocacy at the Ali Forney Center and Melissa Brockie, MSW, New Day Center Director at UMOM. Participants gain information on how to incorporate best practices and strategies for meeting the needs of LGBT clients, ensuring safety and confidentiality while building community partnerships to better serve this population, particularly for those who have experienced human trafficking and/or homelessness.

Who Are Transgender People? Transgender Basics for Victim Service Providers 
Fact sheet for advocates working with people who are transgender.

Black Women and Sexual Assault 
Infosheet from The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community on the prevalence of sexual assault for Black women and cultural considerations that impact healing and justice.

Intimate Partner Violence in the Black Community 
Infosheet from The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community on the prevalence of intimate partner violence in the Black community with specific considerations for homicide, stalking, and rape.

Supporting a Recently Traumatized Youth in a Crisis of Dissociation and Self-Harm
Samantha is a 15-year-old African American girl who was sexually assaulted by her boyfriend’s male friends at a party at which she, usually a non-drinker, became intoxicated and passed out. Samantha has no memory of the assault and was referred to a female therapist, Dr. Sofia Mattei, by a sexual assault counselor who met with her at the hospital. This webinar from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network presents Samantha’s first therapy session with Dr. Mattei. NOTE: You must create an account to access this webinar.  [90 minutes]

Survivors on the Margins of the Black Community Webinar Series: Centering the Needs of Youth and Children Survivors
A part of the “Survivors on the Margins of the Black Community Webinar Series”, this training by the Women of Color Network discusses the unique needs of Black children and youth experiencing sexual violence and how service provider biases may impact their healing. [60 minutes]

Therapy for Black Girls- Healing After a Sexual Assault
The host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, is joined by guest therapist, Dr. Shena Young, to discuss terminology relevant to sexual assault, misunderstanding about consent, historical implications that shape reporting and treating sexual assaults, and the need for culturally specific and trauma-informed practices. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [54 minutes]

Therapy for Black Girls- Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse
Some studies suggest as many as 60% of Black girls experience a sexual assault by the age of 18. Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is joined by Jessica Lang, LMFT, and they discuss some of the common concerns that come up for survivors of childhood sexual abuse, what treatment might look like, how to deal if your child comes to you with a report of abuse. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [35 minutes]

Therapy for Black Girls- What Every Parent Should Know About Perpetrators of Child Sexual Abuse
Spurred by the “Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, this episode focuses on helping parents to be more aware of what they should know about how perpetrators of child sexual abuse continue to victimize children. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [43 minutes]

Culture and Trauma Resources  
Extensive hub of resources related to trauma and culture from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Tools for Transformation: Becoming Accessible, Culturally Responsive, and Trauma-Informed Organizations — An Organizational Reflection Toolkit
The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health (NCDVTMH) designed this Tool for organizations serving survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. Its purpose is to support organizations in their efforts to become more accessible, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed (ACRTI) in their approach and services.

National Center for Cultural Competence  
Website to increase the capacity of health care and mental health care programs to promote health and mental health equity with resources, self-assessment tools, and distance learning opportunities.
Racial Equity Toolkit from the MI Dept of Civil Rights 
Step-by-step guide available to any government agency, community or organization looking to advance racial equity. The Toolkit provides an easy-to-follow process for incorporating racial equity into all decision-making and policy development.

Collaborating with Culturally Specific Organizations to End Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

This webinar is part of the five-part webinar series, “Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Sexual Assault: Strategies to Strengthen Community Collaboration to Respond to Survivors’ Needs,” which offers strategies, practical tips, case studies, and resources to help domestic violence and sexual assault service providers improve outcomes for human trafficking survivors. This session identifies effective collaboration strategies that leverage culturally specific resources on behalf of survivors; explains the overlap between human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault; explores ways to effectively engage the justice system and community stakeholders and sustain involvement; and considers examples of partnerships to build agency capacity and enhance victim identification.

An Introduction to Culturally Specific Advocacy
Brief article outlining the three domains of culture: 1) culture of domestic violence and gender inequality, 2) culture of familial and community values and norms, and 3) culture of systems.

Healing from Collective Trauma  
Brief article outlining the importance of understanding and confronting collective trauma, including colonialism, war, genocide, slavery, incarceration, terrorism, displacement, poverty, and natural or human-made disasters, and a video on post-traumatic slave syndrome.

Working With Underserved or Marginalized Survivors 
Hub of resources for working to end homelessness for domestic and sexual violence survivors with key considerations for communities of color, survivors with disabilities, immigrant survivors, LGBTQ survivors, male survivors, Native survivors, re-entering survivors, survivors in rural areas, survivors who are veterans, and survivors with mental health or substance abuse challenges.

Building Understanding of the Communities We Serve

It is commonly understood that one form of oppression cannot be dismantled without working to end all forms of oppression; they are systemically and personally intertwined.

Michigan crime victims are as diverse as our state’s population and many experience oppression as part of their daily lives.  It is essential that crime victim advocates actively engage in efforts to educate themselves about other cultures and communities; evaluate, reflect on, and deliberately address their own biases, prejudices, and stereotypes; and continue on their journey in becoming anti-oppressionists in their work with individuals and systems.

The following resources are not related to providing services to crime victims.  They are a sampling of opportunities to learn more about communities, cultures, and history with which many might not be familiar. Knowing more can help advocates be the best they can be for those needing or desiring support during perhaps, some of the hardest days of their lives.

Disaster Planning and Preparedness

This timely and important webinar presentation, in cooperation with the Family Violence Prevention and Services program office (FVPSA), is on disaster planning and preparedness. It focuses on how we, as tribal domestic violence programs and shelters can prepare and ensure our ability to conduct business after a disaster strikes. [50 minutes]

Code Switch: A Treacherous Choice and a Treaty Right

The Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation told his people to stay strong during this pandemic, and to remember how much they have endured over their long history. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [32 minutes]

Medicine for the Resistance- Holding onto Authentic Indigenous Lives

Living in diaspora is hard. Black, Jewish, and Indigenous people find themselves living far from the land that made them. Listen to Daniel Delgado, a Quechua Jewish writer talk about his Authentic Indigenous Identity. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. NOTE: Some political content. [43 minutes]

This Land

Hosted by a citizen of Cherokee Nation, this podcast traces how a cut and dry homicide opened up an investigation into the treaty rights of five Native American tribes. Two crimes collide in a Supreme Court case that will decide the fate of one man and nearly half of the land in Oklahoma. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. *Content Warning: Graphic descriptions of violence* [Eight 30-minute episodes]

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim- Diaspora and Jinns

A monthly podcast featuring Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed and Zahra Noorkbakhsh about the good and the bad about the American Muslim female experience. In this episode, Zahra visits her cousin and Taz visits New Orleans. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [40 minutes]

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim- Diaspora, Eating Little Bangladesh, and Homeostasis

A monthly podcast featuring Tanzila ‘Taz’ Ahmed and Zahra Noorkbakhsh about the good and the bad about the American Muslim female experience. In this episode, Taz eats her way through Little Bangladesh and Zahra searches for home and stability in diaspora. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [57 minutes]

Healthy Bodies, Safer Sex
This resource, created by a team at Florida State University, is a comprehensive guide to safer sex, relationships, and reproductive health for trans or non-binary people and their partners. [32 pages]

Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth
This webinar from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the needs and challenges transgender and gender-expansive youth face. Presenters examine the impact of trauma transgender and gender-expansive youth may experience and how providers can build an affirming practice and environment for the youth and families that they serve. NOTE: You must create an account to access this webinar. [90 minutes]

Pronouns! Mini-series
In this video series created by FORGE, participants will learn about the basics of pronouns and gain some practical skills in how to improve pronoun use with trans and non-binary clients, colleagues, and friends. [Six 10-15 minute videos]

National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice. Website contains information about rights and issues central to the trans community.

PFLAG
PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. PFLAG provides support, education, and advocacy for LGBTQ communities.

Scarleteen
Since 1998, Scarleteen has been a resource for teenagers seeking information, advice, and support about sexuality, sex, sexual health, and relationships. It is an educational hub for LGBTQIA teens and young adults.

Making Gay History- Barbara Smith
For nearly half a century, Barbara Smith has been speaking truth to power – as a woman against misogyny, as an African American against racism, as a lesbian against homophobia, and as a black lesbian against those in the gay rights movement who sideline the concerns of LGBTQ people of color. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [23 minutes]

Making Gay History- Damien Martin
Damien Martin grew up in foster care and on the streets of Philadelphia, so he knew all too well about the needs of vulnerable youth. In 1979, when he and his partner, Dr. Emery Hetrick, heard about a 15-year-old gay kid thrown out of a shelter after being gang-raped, they decided to take action. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [33 minutes]

Making Gay History- Wendell Sayers
Wendell Sayers understood isolation. Born in western Kansas in 1904, Wendell was the first Black lawyer to work for Colorado’s attorney general; living openly as a gay man was not an option. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [20 minutes]

Therapy for Black Girls- GLBTQ Affirmative Spaces
The host, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, is joined by Adrienne Michelle, LMFT, a QPOC therapist specializing in working with youth, families, and couples. They discuss the fears that members of the GLBTQ community may have in reaching out for therapy and the work that still needs to be done in the Black community to be more affirmative. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [40 minutes]

1619
In August of 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrived in the English colony of Virginia. America was not yet America, but this was the moment it began. No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed. On the 400th anniversary of the fateful moment, it is time to tell the story. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [Six 45-minute episodes]

Code Switch: Anger, the Black Woman’s Superpower
A Sapphire isn’t only a jewel – it’s also cultural shorthand for an angry black woman. We look at where Sapphire was born, and how the stereotype continues to haunt black women, even successful and powerful ones. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [20 minutes]

Code Switch: The Limits of Empathy
In matters of race and justice, empathy is often held up as a goal unto itself. But what comes after understanding? Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [37 minutes]

Code Switch: Claude Neal, A Strange and Bitter Crop
This story of Black resistance is about resisting the urge to forget history, even when remembering is incredibly painful. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. *Content Warning: Graphic descriptions of violence* [26 minutes]

Code Switch: Ask Code Switch, What About Your Friends?
We help our listeners understand how race and its evil cousin, racism, affect our relationships. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [50 minutes]

Speaking of Racism: Healing the Impact of Colonialism
This episode of “Speaking of Racism” unpacks concepts behind colonialism, its lasting impact on all people, and the power of healing, hope, and community. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [51 minutes]

Therapy for Black Girls: Unpacking Toxic Masculinity
Dr. Joy Harden Bradford is joined by Dr. Alduan Tartt, Licensed Psychologist. They discuss what is meant by the term toxic masculinity, how it shows up in our lives, and how we can stop perpetuating it. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [37 minutes]

The Secret Lives of Black Women
Join close friends Charla Lauriston and Lauren Domino on their hunt for the ‘secrets’ that have helped black women flourish through the bullsh*t. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. NOTE: Some inappropriate language. [25+ 45-minute episodes]

Accessibility Minute

A weekly look at Assistive Technology – those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [50+ 1-minute episodes]

Assistive Technology Update

A weekly podcast produced by the experts at Easterseals Crossroads to keep you up to date on the latest developments in the world of assistive technology for people with disabilities. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [60+ 60-minute episodes]

Disability Visibility

This podcast, hosted by Alice Wong, features conversations on politics, culture, and media with disabled people. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [70+ 30-50 minute episodes]

Latino USA: Intuition

In this episode of Latino USA, Cindy explores the scientific and cultural importance of intuition. We speak to scientist Galang Lufityanto who breaks down his research into intuitive decision-making. Then, we head to the Brooklyn Brujeria festival to learn about how intuition has been a guiding force in a growing Latinx feminist movement. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [34 minutes]

Latino USA: The Few Let In to Wait

While the Migrant Protection Protocols, or “Remain in Mexico” policy, has essentially shut the door on newly arrived migrants, a few who are deemed “vulnerable” are still being allowed to enter. This episode takes us on a ride along to meet two newly arrived families trying to make a life, while stuck in limbo. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. NOTE: Some political content. [34 minutes]

Unorthodox

Unorthodox is a smart, fresh, fun weekly take on Jewish news and culture hosted by Mark Oppenheimer, Stephanie Butnick, and Liel Leibovitz. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. NOTE: Some political content. [60+ 60-90 minute episodes]

Mindfulness for Children

A resource with guided meditations for use with children.

EQ Evolution: Living Emotional Intelligence – Connecting with Anxious Children

Host Candice Dick shares her personal experience as an anxious child and her insights and lessons as an emotional intelligence teacher and parent educator. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [24 minutes]

Real Life Resilience: The Vomelette and Other Tales

Kids sometimes write weird, horrible, or crazy stories to deal with the pressures of living. Don’t let those stories worry you. They are processing the world and making it safe for themselves. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [24 minutes]

Road to Resilience: Building a Resilient Family

Research shows that exposing children to manageable amounts of stress and uncomfortable situations can build resilience and confidence. Dennis Charney, MD, explains how he did this with his own family, and his son, Alex Charney, MD, joins the conversation. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [27 minutes]

EQ Evolution: Living Emotional Intelligence – Grow Your Empathy Skills, Pt. 1
Empathy builds connections, stronger relationships, and more peace in who you are. Part one on cultivating empathy towards others and yourself. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [27 minutes]

EQ Evolution: Living Emotional Intelligence – Grow Your Empathy Skills, Pt. 2
Empathy builds connections, stronger relationships, and more peace in who you are. Part two on cultivating empathy towards others and yourself. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [37 minutes]

Real Life Resilience: Doing Storywork with Your Past
We are all storied people. Rachel Anne Clinton helps us understand why discovering the stories that have shaped our past benefits our present and our future. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [30 minutes]

Road to Resilience: Dr. Krieger’s Three Resilience Tips
A neurologist shares resilience insights he’s learned from treating patients with multiple sclerosis. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [4 minutes]

Road to Resilience – Forget Kumbaya: The Art of Self-Care
Overwhelmed by grief for patients who have died, an oncology fellow embarks on a self-care journey that leads to unexpected places. Linked to Spotify, but available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. [27 minutes]

From Cultural Competence to Structural Competence
This webinar will expand the notion of cultural humility to suggest that all stories must be approached from a stance of self-examination and narrative humility. Simultaneously, this webinar will suggest that while it may not be reasonable or socially just to assume that clinicians become ‘competent’ regarding any particular culture or cultures, we can and must train ourselves to be competent regarding the structural issues of oppression, injustice and social violence that so deeply impact health care disparities across the spectrum. [72 minutes]

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